My Biggest Regret Ever

February 21, 2010 § Leave a comment

My Biggest Regret Ever.

these confessions are really powerful… It makes me want to be  a better person and really think about things before I do them.

Feeling Like the Outcast

My biggest regret ever is feeling like the outcast for most of my life.  I never seem to quite fit in with the rest.  I feel like my whole life has been spent on the outside looking in.

[Female, 23]

Taking My Clothes Off For Him

My biggest regret ever is giving my first time to an asshole, who I foolishly developed feelings for.  The sex was uncomfortable and I’m incredibly disappointed that I don’t have a better memory of my first time.  Lesson to the girls out there:  it sounds so cliche, but don’t give it up to someone who could care less if you woke up next to them the next morning.  It hurts more than they’ll ever be capable of realizing.

[Female, 18]

Not Saying I’m Sorry

My biggest regret ever is not saying “I’m sorry.”  If I could have brought myself to saying these simple words I could have made everything better.  Instead, I chose to be stubborn and make things worse.

[Male, 26]

Not Appreciating My Family

My biggest regret ever is not appreciating my family as much as I should have been. As cliched as it may sound, you don’t realize what you have until it is lost.  Trust me on this one, truer words have never been spoken.

[Female, 34]

Ignoring the Warning Signs of Cancer

My biggest regret ever is ignoring my symptoms and ignoring the warning signs of cancer.  I knew something was wrong with my body — I just didn’t have the guts to go to the doctor to find out exactly what for nearly 8 months.  I wish, more than anything, that I went to the doctor as soon as I started feeling “off.”  Maybe, then, the cancer wouldn’t have spread through my body to the extent it has.  I’m not looking for sympathy, I just want to share my story so that others won’t make the same mistake.

[Female, 28]

Not Making More Friends

My biggest regret ever is not making more friends throughout my life.  I never had trouble making small talk.  It was taking things beyond small talk and into a friendship — a more substantive relationship — that I always had trouble with.  The older I get, the more I look back and wish I shared life’s memorable events with a more vast group of friends.  I realize there is still time for me to change this going forward, but I’ve already missed so much — therein lies my regret.

[Male, 54]

Being 45 and Single

My biggest regret ever is being 45 and single.  Yup, 45 … never been married, not currently in a relationship.  Love has eluded me my entire life.  Seeing others celebrate Valentine’s Day reminds me another year has passed and I am no closer to finding love.  Perhaps it is too late for me — I might just have to throw in the towel.

[Male, 45]

Not Believing in Miracles

My biggest regret ever is not believing in miracles.  If I’ve learned anything in my near 60 years on this planet, it’s that miracles DO happen to those that believe in them.

[Female, 58]

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